The Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary is located at 1800 Upper Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Please contact us at (505) 983-4609 with any questions.
Located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary encompasses 135 acres of striking landscapes and wildlife. Bounded by thousands of acres of National Forest and Santa Fe River Watershed land, the Center and Sanctuary provides a peaceful sanctuary for plants, animals and our visitors. Ranging from common to rare, approximately 190 species of birds can be found in or over the various ecosystems of this sanctuary. While you are at the Center, don't forget to visit our Nature Store, open Monday - Saturday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
2:00 PM every Friday, Docent-led tours of the historic Randall Davey House, $5.
8:00 AM every Saturday, Bird walks lead by local experts, FREE!
From St. Francis Drive (US 84/285), take Alameda east (towards the mountains). You will pass through several stoplights and 4-way stops, but keep going. Eventually you will come to a light at Paseo de Peralta. Go straight, the road turns more residential at this point, and the Santa Fe River is on your right. You will meet 4-way stops at Delgado Street and Palace Avenue, and then the road will curve sharply to the right and go over the river. At the next 4-way stop, which is the intersection with Upper Canyon Road, turn left. Follow this road until it ends--it dead-ends in our parking lot. The last mile is a curvy dirt road. You may feel like you are lost, but most likely you are not.
Directions Flyer pdf
Visitors can take guided bird walks (Saturdays, 8 am, FREE!), tour the historic Randall Davey Home and Art Studio (Fridays, 2:00 PM, $5) and hike on trails that lead through several different habitats and plant zones ranging from meadows to Ponderosa Pine forests. Volunteer opportunities are available and education programs for all ages are offered year-round.
A vanguard of modern art, Randall Davey was an important part of the Santa Fe Art Colony, and was a skilled painter, printmaker and sculptor. Davey successfully practiced his art here in his studio until his death in 1964. In 1983, the Davey family generously gifted the property to the National Audubon Society to be preserved as a wildlife sanctuary, and used as an educational, cultural and historical center. Davey's works, along with antique furnishings and personal memorabilia are exhibited in house, art studio and administrative offices. Randall Davey
From riverside riparian areas to pinon-juniper woodland, visitors can explore many different kinds of ecosystems and wildlife. Pick up a bird, mammal or plant list for your visit.
The Grounds, Classroom, Amphitheater, and Conference Room may be rented for your event. The fees collected for use of the facilities and grounds go directly to the education and conservation activities that occur at the Audubon Center, and to the maintenance of the site. Contact Marcia Hilchey for current rental rates, and for more details on how to plan your special event.
Randall Davey Audubon Center (The Authentic Guide to Santa Fe, February, 2010)